Mix the mochiko and sugar in a large microwave safe bowl.
1 cup mochiko, 1/4 cup granulated sugar
Stir in the water and mix until fully combined.
1 1/8 cup water
Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and microwave for one minute.
Remove from microwave and stir.
Microwave for 30 second increments until mochi is smooth, thick, and pliable. See video above for visual. The amount of time may depend upon the microwave strength. For me I had to do it 4 times total.
On a clean work surface, sprinkle a generous amount of starch, and turn the mochi onto it.
Put starch on your hands, to prevent sticking. Cut the mochi into twelve equal sized portions.
Flatten the mochi into a circle, and place a red bean wrapped mochi tip down in the center of the mochi.
Wrap the strawberry with the mochi, pinching the bottom closed.
If you are not eating immediately, cover lightly with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator.